I wish all good women were as good as I!
6.4 by 4.3 inches
Hardy's The Return of the Native
Belgravia 35 (April), 235
Text illustrated: "Yet why, aunt, does everybody keep on making me think that I do, by the way they behave towards me? Why don't people judge me by my acts? Now look at me as I kneel here, picking up these apples-- do I look like a lost woman? . . . I wish all good women were as good as I!' she added vehemently."
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